eLearning / mLearning

eLearning

Responsive eLearning

With the World on the move, today’s learner can’t be confined to classrooms or desktops. Learning can, and should, happen anywhere, anytime. This implies that learning delivery mechanisms need to be independent of devices or locations.

But how does one create eLearning courseware that can be delivered over such a wide variety of devices ranging from desktops to smartphones? The answer seems to lie in ‘Responsive eLearning’.

We have developed a responsive eLearning framework using HTML 5and CSS, which enables us to develop eLearning courses that can be deployed on multiple types of devices. The eLearning courses made using this framework automatically adapt to the display size of the devices they are running on, without loss in content detail or accuracy.

We can build courses for you using Responsive eLearning, to help make your content future-proof in terms of mobility.

Software Simulation

To learn how to use any software tool, learners need to have access to the software. Hands-on practice on the software tool is absolutely necessary to develop any level of competency in using the tool. But it is often not possible to arrange for access to software for the purpose of training. This is when software simulation comes in as an invaluable technique for imparting training.

Software simulation has its roots in Experiential Learning or “Learning by Doing”. When the learning outcome demands that learners perform tasks, with little or no supervision, then the only effective instructional/learning strategy is to perform and practice the tasks within a controlled and safe environment — a simulated environment.

We have a vast experience of creating eLearning courses that use software simulations. We have considerable expertise in the use of popular simulation capture tools such as Adobe Captivate and Camtasia, and incorporating software simulations in eLearning lessons.

Video Based Learning

“A picture speaks a thousand words, and a video clip many more”. Video clips can deliver complex learning content very effectively. Video is a preferred medium for imparting training on subjects such as handling and maintenance of machinery and gadgets, or face-to-face communication etiquettes.

Edutech can create video-based eLearning courses for its clients. The services we offer include:

  • Shooting of video footage, editing, and post production
  • Creation of complete video-based eLearning courses that can also be deployed through mobile platforms

Here is some of the work we have done in this area.

Rapid Development

Sometimes the pace of business activities and change necessitates that training programs have short turn-around times. Full cycle models of eLearning development, such as ADDIE, are inadequate for such situations, and courses developed in Adobe Flash tend to have longer timelines.

We use a Rapid ELearning Design approach when our clients need training developed in short time frames. The process is essentially agile – a reiterative process that implements rapid prototyping.

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We use authoring tools such as Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, and Articulate Storyline for rapid development. Visit our case studies to see some of our work in this area.

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Just-In-Time Learning / Learning Nuggets

Just-in-time (JIT) learning is about learning at the point of time when it is needed, as opposed to learning well in advance or at a scheduled time in preparation for the time when the knowledge will be needed. JIT learning is “learning anywhere, anytime”.

Learning nuggets are short pieces of learning, typically of 3-4 minutes duration, and can be delivered in various formats including mobile delivery formats. Most often, learning nuggets are broadcast in frequent intervals and are suitable for “learning on the go”, and for performance support.

In our experience, learning nuggets go very well with JIT learning to provide the ideal learning support to employees who do not have the time to sit through instructor-led or eLearning training programs.  For such a workforce “anywhere, anytime learning” is the best option. We have also successfully employed JIT learning and learning nuggets to implement performance support as a component of blended learning solutions.

Content Migration

We can help you migrate your legacy learning management systems and learning content management systems to advanced technology-enabled interventions. We can also take up rationalization and/or upgrade of you learning inventory as a part of the migration exercise. Such exercises often open up opportunities for new content development, which we can partner with you in developing.

App development

We can develop mobile applications to augment/support your learning inventory and management system. Depending on your choice, the applications could be operable on any or all of the three predominant mobile platforms: Apple iOS, Windows Phone, and Google Android.